It’s been a long time since I’ve played Fruit Ninja on my phone. Do people still even play it anymore? That doesn’t matter to YouTube user ScottDW, who recently released a live-action Fruit Ninja short film called Fruit Ninja in Real Life: Part II. Yes, there was a Part I that he made in 2012. In case you haven’t seen that first one yet, I included it below for you to watch. If you like watching ninjas slicing up flying fruit, then you’ll enjoy these videos!
I love coming across stuff like this: geeky things we love transformed into things that help make the world a better place. The Dorina Nowill Foundation For The Blind has teamed up with the Lew’Lara/TBWA agency to create Braille Bricks that look like LEGO blocks. They were created to help the visually-impaired learn to read and also have fun doing it at the same time. The bricks can also be used to help other kids learn Braille as well and foster more inclusion and play for everyone.
As of right now, there are 300 sets that have been made for the students of the Dorina Nowill Foundation. It was explained that these designs are distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share A like 4.0 International license, which means that it is free to share or adapt for any purpose.
It would be awesome to see LEGO jump on board and take this concept to the next level.
Via: Board Panda
Cosplayer Manda Cowled looks pretty incredible as Raven from Teen Titans in these photos by Bermingham Photography. I’m a fan of this character and this costume is spot on. One of the images also includes Starfire, who is being cosplayed by Ashe Rogue. If you’re a fan of these Teen Titans characters, I’m sure you’ll really dig these photos.
Artist Josh Burns has created a couple of incredibly cool illustrations featuring two popular DC Comics femme fatales: Poison Ivy and Catwoman. I previously posted some of Burns' art for Voltron and Silverhawks, which you can check out here and here. As you can see, the guy has a beautiful art style, and I love what he’s done with these two DC characters.
Joe Hill’s Locke & Key has had a rough time trying to get adapted into both a TV series and a film franchise. Back in 2010 there was an attempt to get a Locke & Key series off the ground. Fox even produced a series pilot that premiered at Comic-Con in 2011, but it never got a series order. Then in 2014, a feature film trilogy was in development at Universal Pictures with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Nothing happened with that either. Now there’s another attempt to develop a series and this time it’s through IDW Entertainment. Hill has come on board to write the pilot and be an executive producer of the series. When talking about the project, Hill said:
“I love this story. The seven years I spent working on Locke & Key was the happiest creative experience of my life and there still isn’t a day when I don’t think about those characters and miss visiting with them. The six books of the series are very like six seasons of a cable TV series and so it feels only natural to bring that world to the little screen and to see if we can’t scare the pants off viewers everywhere.”
Locke & Key tells the story of Nina Locke and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals.
This is a great comic series, and hopefully, this time around something actually happens with it. It’s good to know that Hill and the publisher haven’t given up on trying to make this series happen.
If you’re looking for a badass bag to express your geeky Iron Man love, this Stark Industries Messenger is exactly what you need. It even comes complete with an arc reactor! The bag is available at ThinkGeek, who offer the follow product description:
Some people would claim that this Mark XBody Armor is a step in the wrong direction. It doesn't fly. It does not come equipped with metal-slicing super lasers. It won't protect you against rampaging Hulks. However, it has pockets, a claim most Iron Man armor can't make.
This Marvel Stark Industries Messenger Backpack is the latest development in mobile computing. With a light-up Arc Reactor on the strap, it's just showy enough to get other people's attention (and envy). Mostly, it's practical, with an organizer under the messenger-bag-style flap and a massive 15" wide x 10" tall x 1 1/4" gusset laptop/tablet pouch inside. And if your device doesn't fit in there? That's okay. The main compartment also features padding on all sides, just not as much as the dedicated pouch, and it measures 20" wide x 12" tall x 6" deep at base. Boom. It's perfect for all the Genius Billionaire Playboy Philanthropists of either gender out there or those aspiring to be one.
The bag costs $99.99 and you can pick up one here.
If you're a fan of Ghostbusters like myself and have always wanted a screen-accurate version of the classic proton pack, Anovos has a kit that is available for pre-order right now! It comes with everything you need except the nuclear accelerator that actually powers it. You’ll have to build that one on your own while you are assembling the proton pack.
The proton pack kit isn’t cheap — prices start at $600. That’s really not a bad price, though, if you’ve ever dreamed of having your very own proton pack. Here’s the product description along with some additional photos showing off the detail:
Designed in 1984 by Egon Spengler and Ray Stantz, (we think Dr. Venkman watched – Rich) the nuclear powered Proton Pack counters the negative energy of ghosts with a proton stream of positively charged ions. ANOVOS is proud to offer the GHOSTBUSTERS™: Proton Pack Kit. Shipping estimated to begin by November 2016. Pre-order items are subject to change in availability and features.
This 1:1 scale kit requires assembly and includes details duplicated from GHOSTBUSTERS screen-used production assets and other sources.
-Proton Pack shell is constructed of fiberglass with internal metal armature.
-Components are made from polyurethane, PVC, and ABS plastic.
-Neutrino Wand attaches to pack with metal bracket.
-Working toggle switches and buttons on wand.
-Vinyl decal set is included.
-Glues, paint, and tools, are not included and assembly is required.
-Assembly instructions to be provided via pdf download.
-Proton Pack frame and straps can be purchased separately.
TO BE OFFERED SEPARATELY AT LATER DATE: Optional light and sound electronics package featuring movie sound effects.
Anovos Proton Pack Kit And Accessories (Prices Vary)
Ninjabot is the creator of this awesome set of fight promo posters featuring a few of our favorite superheroes and villains facing off as Lucha Libre wrestlers. They include Captain America facing off against Iron Man, Batman vs. Joker, Harley Quinn vs. Wonder Woman, and Black Canary taking on Poison Ivy. I love how colorful and fun Lucha Libre wrestlers are and this mashup of superheroes works awesomely.